Spiel means “a long or fast speech or story, typically one intended as a means of persuasion or as an excuse but regarded with skepticism or contempt by those who hear it.” It can also be used as a verb.
I wonder if some of the lectures I attended during my school days can be called spiels. I didn’t feel so much skepticism. I didn’t feel anything at all, except being bored half to death. But the vanity of getting a good test score kept me going.
Have you experienced spiel? Please leave me a comment.